Does GOP Governor Perry still want to secede?

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    Hmmmmm....how's that whole secession idea coming along, Rick?

    So, is Texas now a NANNY STATE?

    Gov. Rick Perry sees Texas wildfires as statewide emergency. FEMA doesn't? - CSMonitor.com
     
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    Is smaller government only a good idea when it is the "other" people in need?
     
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    Absolutely....Imagine how much money the Fed Government would have saved if TX had gotten off their butt and actually seceded before now.....
     
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    Do these "conservatives" ever tire of having egg on their faces?
     
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    No it's not. I definitely agree that these Emergencies should be dealt with at the Local/State level; and the Federal Government should not be involved.

    Now, there is one catch in the case of wildfires..... In many cases (I don't know if this year's Texas fires are one of them), the extent/severity of these fires is often increased due to FEDERAL land management requirements which do not allow states to go in and clear out many of these areas, leaving them prime candidates for these wildfires. If the Feds CAUSE the problem, then they should be responsible for at least part of fixing it.
     
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    He never did.
     
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    He never did, WHAT?
     
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    They would be foolish not to take the money if it was availible, after all texans paying federal taxes paid for it. They also did it the right way, trying to handle it locally in the state until it became too big a problem, not expecting the feds to come and save thier ass right at the beginning.

    Until things like this are eliminated for EVERYONE there is no hypocracy in using what is availible, especially in time of emergency. The hypocracy would come in asking for it back once it is gone.

    The only thing you get out of this is some cheap poltical talking points.
     
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    So, you are agreeing now with Perry's new position that the Federal government/FEMA is a good thing to have? What would have happened if Perry managed to get Texas to secede? How would Texans feel about that?
     

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